Society tries to hide the darkness of humanity, by NOT reporting, and that’s why stories like this are important.
Six-year-old Otilia cried herself to sleep every night for the past two weeks, ever since mother sold her to the man. The man took her and four other children in a truck, hiding them in big boxes. Now she was at her new home, the mansion of a rich man in Gaborone.
The maid gave her a bath and new clothes so she could meet him. He was sitting behind a desk in a big library when the maid took her in. Otilia stood in front of the desk. The maid left and closed the door.
He was a big man, and his voice was booming. “You look like you’ll make a fine domestic.”
Otilia was supposed to call him “Mr. Mlalazi,” but she was too scared to talk as he stood and walked toward her.
“First, your initiation, though.” He…
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